Fish Fry – Thank You from Brother McCulla

Fellow Parishioner and Fish Fry Volunteers,

St Bridget annual fish fry logo

Because of YOU, our Annual Parish Lenten Fish Fry was a great success!


We had a wonderful evening this past Friday night.  The turnout of parishioners was just great, and the fellowship and friendship happening in Mother Presentation Hall was great!  The Knights of Columbus met their objective of funding the scholarships they give each year to graduating St. Bridget students that are going on to Catholic High School!  We don’t have a final figure for the Fish Fry, as we are tallying up the expense side of it, but it is clear that things went well!


Thanks to all that manned the ticket tables after Masses leading up to the Fish Fry.  That was a great help in getting the word out and preselling to many coming to the Fry!


From the ticket sales ahead of the Fish Fry, and those that came to the door, we figure that over 425 meals were served!  Wow!  The men on the cook team in the kitchen, led by our resident chef and caterer Alan Serafim, were whirling dervishes trying to stay ahead of the crowd!


There was a lot of action at the raffle tables for the raffle baskets and the 50/50 drawing!  Thanks to the Women’s Bible Study group and St Bridget School and to several parishioners for donating baskets!  And thank you to the brother Knight that donated that great bottle of Chivas!


Thanks also to the Wine and Beer donors – both were sold out and had to be replenished – wow!


The serving lines were kept busy throughout the night.  We had many great volunteers helping serve, including the St Bridget Service Team.  They all did a great job!!  And, a special callout to Rick and Madeline Witty for putting in an incredible effort!  Rick was like a tornado on line 1!


And, much cake and ice cream was served, and coffee and drinks drunk!  Thank you to all working those stations.


A special thanks to those that set up for the dinner – Ray and Kathy Praught and Kath Thompson to name a few, and those that helped de-setup – including the Sloughs and the Luxtons.  Many hands make light work!


Finally, it was great to have Monsignor and Fr. George with us!  Monsignor truly enjoyed himself, and Fr. George stepped in as Pat Sajack to draw the prize winners.  Thank you!


And, we very much appreciate our St. Bridget School and its support to make the Fisyh Fry a success!


Please plan to come again next year – but buy your tickets ahead of time!  That will really help!  J






John K. McCulla

Head Abbott of the Holy Order of Fish Fryers

6 Clarke Road, Richmond, VA 23226

804 342-1114 (office)

804 306-2488 (mobile)

413 751-9560 (fax)